Hindi 4: module 1
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LHN40
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This advanced Hindi course aims to continue developing and improving your knowledge of Hindi using a wide range of the topics and subjects that occur in everyday situations. The primary focus will be spoken Hindi in social settings with a view to being able to have nuanced discussions about current affairs as they are presented in the mass media.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Talking about everyday events and regular activities
Festivals and traditions
Review mass media – mainline news, movies, television documentaries
Reading and understanding short magazine articles & news items
Summarising the main points of an article
Engaging in personal conversations – childhood, work, aspirations, travel
Talking about the weather
Compound and conjuct verbs
Indirect verbal constructions
Adverbs, adverbial phrases
Relative & co-relative constructions
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
1 Increase your range of expression and comprehension in spoken as well as written Hindi
2. Be able to understand the gist of a news item
3. Be able to summarise the main points of an argument.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an advanced course. Suitable for learners who have completed Hindi 3 or have equivalent knowledge, i.e. have studied Hindi for approximately 3 years. For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section
of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, articles, conjunctions etc.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material. Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The suggested textbook is Hindi Tutor (Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook) by Naresh Sharm (available from Amazon). Students who wish to pursue more challlenging targets for this course will be encouraged to use The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader by Naresh Sharma and Tej. K. Bhatia (available on Amazon.).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LHN41-Hindi 4: module 2.
Rohini Bakshi has an M.A in Hindu Studies from SOAS, University of London. She teaches Sanskrit, Hindi, Vedic Chanting, and introductory courses on the Upanishads, Patanjali's yoga sutras, and the Bhagavad Gita. Oxford alumna, columnist and blogger, Rohini has been teaching Sanskrit on social media for years and has published an independent reader for Sanskrit students based on this work. She is currently teaching Katha Upanishad at the advanced level.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.